Who is Served?
Anyone 12 or older experiencing substance use problems; you are at risk of developing a substance use problem; or you are experiencing both substance use and mental health problems.
Why is this Service Offered?
The Outpatient Substance Use Program helps you to identify at risk behaviors & triggers for use and teaches you to overcome challenges, as you make positive changes in your life.
PATH clinicians receive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused behavioral therapy, and Motivational Interviewing in order to provide high quality therapy services.
What is the Service?
- You will meet privately with a professionally credentialed clinician who will listen to your concerns.
- Your clinician will help you identify areas in your life that you would like to change.
- You and the clinician will develop a plan to achieve these changes.
- Your plan will usually include the clinician meeting regularly with you individually as well as meeting with you and your family.
- You and your family will be supported by the clinician as you take actions to bring about these changes.
- The clinician will arrange for you to see a PATH psychiatrist if indicated.
- You and your family will meet with the psychiatrist who will complete an evaluation and may prescribe medication for you, if indicated.
- You may continue to see both the psychiatrist for medication appointments and the clinician for therapy.
Services are provided in the community, in your home, or wherever assistance and support is required.
You are eligible to receive services if:
- You reside in Philadelphia and you have Medical Assistance (MA).
- You reside in PATH’s service area, and you do not have health insurance.
- If you have any other health insurance, please call PATH to determine your eligibility.
“Therapy has helped me stop keeping things inside and learn how to handle situations differently.”
Dana, individual receiving Adolescent Substance Use Services
Please call 215-728-4565
to obtain additional information.